July 12, 2017 - July 18, 2017

Bahrain Legislative Drafting Workshop and Consultations

The U.S. Department of Commerce provides technical assistance to the Government of Bahrain, to introduce best practices in business registration, contract enforcement, insolvency reform, and legislative drafting in an effort to encourage investment and economic growth. To further support these goals, 15 National Assembly Council of Representatives (CoR) officials will travel to Washington, D.C. in order to interact with, and learn from, USG officials.

June 6, 2017 - June 7, 2017

Nepal Workshop on Power Procurement

On June 6-7, CLDP will hold a workshop in Kathmandu for officials from the Ministry of Energy, Nepal Investment Board, Office of the Millennium Challenge, Nepal Electricity Authority and the Ministry of Finance and other energy-related agencies on Power Procurement. The workshop is part of the Department of State's Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor Initiative aimed at increasing cross-border investment in energy and power trading in South Asia.

June 6, 2017 - June 8, 2017

Offshore Hydrocarbon Development Workshop

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) will host a 2-day workshop on establishing competitive legal and regulatory framework for offshore hydrocarbon development in Argentina.

May 24, 2017 - May 26, 2017

Sustainable Upstream Oil and Gas Policy

On May 24-26, CLDP will conduct a workshop in Victoria, Seychelles on developing a sustainable upstream oil and gas policy.  The workshop caps the work of several past months, in which CLDP has worked with PetroSeychelles – the national oil company and upstream regulator – to develop a policy that meets the country’s goals for domestic exploration and production in balance with the Seychelles’ unique environmental heritage and its thriving tourism industry.

May 17, 2017 - May 18, 2017

Contract Terms, Commercial Risks Workshop

On May 17-18, CLDP will conduct a workshop in Naypyitaw for senior Burmese energy officials from the LNG Committee, the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, and the Ministry of Energy and Electricity on the key commercial risks facing private developers of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import projects. The workshop follows a March 2017 workshop which provided these Burmese officials with a LNG imports model that demonstrated a critical method by which private developers determine whether and how to structure their bid on the country’s LNG import facility tender.  These workshops assist the Government of Burma to better understand the economics of LNG projects and the legal and regulatory reforms they can enact to ensure a commercially viable LNG import facility.

May 16, 2017 - May 17, 2017

CLDP to Lead Workshop on Customs Procedures for Handicraft Exports

CLDP will co-host a Workshop on Customs Procedures for Facilitating the Export of Handicrafts in Rabat, Morocco from May 16-17, 2017 in coordination with Morocco's Maison de l'Artisan. 

May 14, 2017 - May 16, 2017

Gulf SCCA and KCCI Arbitration Clause Drafting Programs

CLDP has a mandate to provide technical assistance to improve contract enforcement via alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms in the Arabian Peninsula.  In Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, CLDP will conducted a series of programs in order to assist in the growth and effectiveness of the ADR centers in these country.

April 30, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Iraq OTC Consultations

CLDP has a mandate to provide technical assistance to foster US-Iraq commercial ties, in that vein, CLDP in collaboration with the City of Houston and the US Department of State, will conduct a 6-day program, on April 30 - May 5, 2017, in Houston, Texas, for 10 government officials from the Iraqi Ministry of Oil who will attend the “Offshore Technology Conference”, in Houston, May 1-4, 2017.

April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017

CLDP to Sponsor Moroccan Delegation at Tunis Handicraft Expo

CLDP will sponsor a three-member Moroccan delegation to attend the Tunis Handicraft Expo from April 28-30, 2017 in Tunis, Tunisia.

April 26, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Angola: Private Investment and Power Projects

As part of CLDP's ongoing support for Power Africa, CLDP will conduct a workshop on private investment in power generation projects in Luanda, Angola on April 26-28, 2017. The workshop will be implemented in partnership with Power Africa's project finance expert and the Africa Development Bank and will include participation from the Angolan government, generators, utilities and the power sector regulator.